Thursday, July 4, 2013

Little Factory

If you continue down the laneway from yesterday's post, you come upon the entrance to the cigar factory and to Uniq which is an entertainment group involved in organizing events. This type of small factory is one of my favourites and I only hope that it survives the condo invasion and with a little TLC, flourishes. 

14 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Its a lovely old building Pat, and a very pretty entrance..I suppose there's still a big call for cigars ?

Karen said...

WIth a little TLC it would be grand!

Lowell said...

So, if I were to send you some money and ask you to buy me some Cuban cigars, you could walk in there and do it? Probably couldn't ship them to me in the States, though, right?

Darn! I wouldn't smoke 'em but I could probably sell them at a nice profit! :))

Halcyon said...

I don't like cigars, but I do hope these businesses survive. They add more than condos in my opinion!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sadly, much of the homey flavour of Old Toronto has been torn down. You start the petition to save this and I'll sign. :)

TexWisGirl said...

it is quaint!

jennyfreckles said...

Looks a wonderfully atmospheric area, let's hope the old and new can co-exist.

William Kendall said...

Now that's a building with character!

Randy said...

Beautiful building.

Hilda said...

Such a charming building. I'm with you in hoping that it survives.

Andy said...

You are explorer a part of Toronto that most people have not seen. Keep on exploring and clicking you camera.

llandudnopictures said...

Just as characterful front as back!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

You are so right, the building is charming, it would be a shame to loose it to a condo conversion. They are never the same afterwards no matter how careful the architect is.

David Oliver said...

I is always amazing to me when an old industrial plant manages to survive the urban sprawl. When I lived in Portland, we had a very large brewery right in the middle of downtown. (Portland is the largest city in Oregon)In the early hours of the morning, they would run rail cars through downtown to the brewery. About 10 years ago, urban sprawl won, the brewery is now gone replaced by million dollar condominiums.